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Harley Quinn and Deadshot Join Roster of Injustice 2

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and NetherRealm Studios today introduced two prominent Super-Villain members from the Suicide Squad who are set to square off in Injustice 2: Harley Quinn and Deadshot. Harley Quinn returns to the Injustice universe with her signature attitude and some new tricks up her sleeve, while expert marksman Deadshot arrives for his console debut in the series.

Injustice 2 will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2017.

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Metal Gear Survive Announced

Konami today announced a new addition to the Metal Gear Solid V experience, Metal Gear Survive. Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Steam in 2017, Metal Gear Survive is a brand new co-op, stealth game that takes a divergent look at familiar Metal Gear themes and pursues a fresh spirit of exploration in unique gameplay mechanics.

Metal Gear Survive picks up from the ending of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, to an alternate timeline caused by unexplained wormholes forming in the sky. Players find themselves on distorted desert landscapes full of massive half-formed structures, living biological threats, and the remains of a once strong military force now litter the landscape. In a struggle to stay alive on this harsh terrain filled with deadly creatures, soldiers who were previously on Motherbase now must work cooperatively in order to survive.

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Civilization VI – First Look: Germany

Get a first look at the German civilization and its leader, Frederick Barbarossa, in the latest video for Civilization VI, coming to PC on October 21st.

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BioShock: The Collection – Comparison Trailer

Experience the opening of BioShock fully remastered and see how your favorite locations are remastered for current-gen consoles in BioShock: The Collection, available September 13th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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Nosulus Rift Experience Unveiled for South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Ubisoft today announced the Nosulus Rift, a unique experience exclusively compatible with the South Park: The Fractured But Whole video game. This device, only available during conventions and not for sale, takes virtual reality to a whole new level by allowing players to enjoy South Park: The Fractured But Whole in the most immersive way possible. A new perception through a sense that has never been tickled in gaming before, the sense of smell. To smell what exactly? Farts, obviously.

As in South Park: The Stick Of Truth, farts will be again the most powerful weapon players will be able to handle in its direct sequel, South Park: The Fractured But Whole. Through uniquely-produced technology, the Nosulus Rift odor virtual reality mask will deliver the right smell each time the player makes use of his nefarious powers.

The Nosulus Rift is developed by Productman, the Buzzman entity dedicated to the creation of products or services, with the assistance of various experts, including the famous French perfume specialist Isabelle Ferrand. The fully functional mask makes use of sensors activated through inaudible soundwaves from the in-game fart sound to trigger the odor’s puff. Each time the sensors are activated, a smell will be released meticulously and without mercy.

The Nosulus Rift will be world premiered at Gamescom, from August 17th to 21st. Fans can come visit Ubisoft’s booth for a chance to experience it. The Nosulus Rift will also be available in a selection of events worldwide prior to the game’s launch, including PAX West in Seattle, WA from September 2nd to 5th.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole will be available on December 6th as a digital download and at retailers on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

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Skylanders Imaginators Unleashes Kaos at Gamescom

Activision is bringing more content and characters to Skylanders Imaginators. Starting today, the villains of Skylands are taking over Gamescom and revealing an all-new dedicated Crash Bandicoot level, Thumpin’ Wumpa Islands, to fans. Leading the charge is Skylands’ most notorious villain Kaos, who along with the help of new guest star Skylander, Dr. Neo Cortex are sure to add more fun to players’ imagination-to-life gameplay experience. Both supervillains are joining the lineup of Skylanders Sensei characters as fully-playable toys in Skylanders Imaginators, and Kaos will available for free to fans who pre-order and purchase a Skylanders Imaginators starter pack.

In North America, fans who pre-order and purchase the Skylanders Imaginators Starter Pack will receive a playable Kaos Sensei toy for free while supplies last between October 16th – 22nd. The Thumpin’ Wumpa Islands level will be available to players who purchase the Skylanders Imaginators Starter Pack featuring Crash Bandicoot for PlayStation consoles at launch. The level will also be available to all platforms via purchase of the Skylanders Imaginators Thumpin’ Wumpa Islands Adventure Pack this holiday for $29.99. The Skylanders Imaginators Thumpin’ Wumpa Islands Adventure pack also will include Crash Bandicoot and Dr. Neo Cortex as fully playable toys.

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Tyranny – Dev Diary #1: Creating a World

Paradox Interactive and Obsidian Entertainment have released a new behind-the-scenes video documenting the creation and concept of Tyranny, the upcoming RPG set in a world overtaken by evil. This video diary, the first in a three-part series, introduces players to the ideas that led to the game, the primary creators behind the world, and just how much writing it takes to make an RPG with so many branches and possibilities.

Tyranny is planned for release in 2016 on PC.

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NieR: Automata to Launch on Steam in Early 2017

NieR: Automata, the upcoming action-RPG from Square Enix and PlatinumGames, will launch on Steam for PC as well as the PlayStation 4 in early 2017. The follow up to the 2010 cult-classic NieR, NieR: Automata tells the story of androids 2B, 9S and A2 and their battle to reclaim a machine-driven dystopia overrun by powerful weapons known as machine lifeforms.

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Space Hulk: Deathwing – Gamescom Trailer

In the Gamescom trailer for Space Hulk: Deathwing, the first-person shooter set in Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40k universe, witness the Deathwing squad inspired by the Battle Hymn of Vengeance hold a last stand against a swarm of insurmountable Genestealers.

Space Hulk: Deathwing will be available in November on PC.

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Koei Tecmo Reveals Details on Beta Demo for Nioh

Koei Tecmo today revealed new information on the contents of the samurai action RPG Nioh’s second downloadable demo exclusively for the PlayStation 4. The Beta Demo will be available via the PlayStation Store from August 23rd until September 6th, after which time the demo will be disabled. Players will have a second—and final—chance to obtain the special, to-be-revealed Mark of the Conqueror DLC, as well as a chance at the all-new Mark of the Strong DLC.

Following the Alpha Demo in April, the Nioh Beta Demo will incorporate a number of gameplay changes made with fans in mind, which will be immediately noticeable upon their return to the village of Usuki. This first stage of the demo will offer new challenges and the opportunity to once again fight for the mysterious Mark of the Conqueror DLC. Warriors who conquered Usuki and procured the DLC during the Alpha Demo won’t be left wanting, however, as they will receive a set of weapons and more starting money. These champions will also have the opportunity to play through the new Nakatsu stage without having to clear Usuki again.

The new Nakatsu stage leads protagonist William along a treacherous mountain path to a deep cave, where he must prevail against human and supernatural enemies alike—including the seductive Hinoenma, a dangerous Yokai under the guise of a beautiful woman. Defeating the Nakatsu stage will award players with the Mark of the Strong DLC, which will be available when the game launches.